4 Nov 2012

The Beast matched up with Eric Murray

7:26 am on 4 November 2012

The New Zealand rower Eric Murray will fight the Kiwis and Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei in December's Fight for Life charity boxing event.

The format is once again rugby union versus rugby league.

Organisers had hoped to get a current All Black or Wallaby to fight Vatuvei, who will headline the league team.

But instead the Olympian Murray has stepped up.